Emmy Predictions 2018 — The 70th Annual Primetime Emmys

Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends. Emmy season is here to stay, and 2018 has a slew of exciting races to break down.

“Game of Thrones” is back after a year off, and that means the defending drama champion from 2016 will be squaring off against the defending champion from 2017: “The Handmaid’s Tale.” The opposite is taking place over on the comedy side of things, as “Veep” is out of the running following three straight wins, meaning we’ll see a new series take the stage for the first time since 2015. And then there’s the limited series category, which always proves enticing, and this year will see a slew of prestigious former winners and nominees vying for the top prize.

Anything can happen in the weeks leading up to voting, as campaigns make their case and trends swing back and forth between the many original series in competition. “Game of Thrones” and “Westworld” lead the drama nominees in nominations, but “The Handmaid’s Tale” is right behind them. “Atlanta” has a two-nomination edge on “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” but you better believe that race is far from over — all of them.

In the links below, you will find IndieWire’s predictions for the 2018 Primetime Emmys. TV Critic Ben Travers and the IW TV team will be monitoring the ups and downs of every major category throughout the season by speaking to voters, interviewing candidates, covering FYC events, and gauging industry chatter in order to provide the most up-to-date state of the race.

The 70th Primetime Emmys are set for September 17, and the Emmy predictions below will be refreshed throughout the race. So keep checking IndieWire for the most accurate power rankings out there, and make sure to follow IndieWire on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest Emmys news.

Drama Series

Outstanding Drama Series – Updated

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series – Updated

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series – Updated

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Updated

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Updated

Comedy Series

Outstanding Comedy Series – Updated

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series – Updated

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series – Updated

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Updated

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Updated

Limited Series & TV Movies

Outstanding Limited Series – Updated

Outstanding TV Movie – Updated

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie – Updated

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie – Updated

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie – Updated

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie – Updated

Additional Predictions

Outstanding Animated Program – Updated

Outstanding Variety Talk Series – Updated

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series – Updated

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series – Updated

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special – Updated